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What’s the best way to store peppers?

The best way to keep your whole peppers fresh is to store them in the refrigerator as soon as you get home from the grocery store. Keep them in the packaging they came in or place them in a mesh produce bag.

Are peppers healthy?

Peppers of all types are packed with important nutrients you need to feel at your best. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that improve muscle function, help reduce heart disease, reduce inflammation, and contribute to your general well-being.

Why do some peppers have different colors?

Peppers come in a variety of vibrant colors. At first, they are all green and then change color to red, yellow, or orange. The differences in color come from changes in plant variety and levels of color pigments at the time a pepper is picked.

Salmon and bell peppers in baking tray

How many calories are in peppers?

It depends on the variety and size of the peppers.  Pure Flavor® Sweet Bell Peppers only contain approximately 20 calories per serving (1 cup or 83g) and Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers contain 40 calories per serving (1 cup or 94g).

What’s the best way to cook bell peppers?

Sweet Bell Peppers can be used in a variety of dishes. One of the most popular ways to cook Sweet Bell Peppers is making a classic stuffed pepper recipe, although there are many other ways to enjoy fresh peppers – grilled, baked, roasted, sautéed and more!

What vitamins are in peppers?

Peppers contain Vitamin K, which helps build bone density and reduce risk of fractures. They also contain Vitamin B6 that contributes to maintaining healthy blood vessels. Peppers are high in Vitamin C to support your immune system.

What types of peppers are there?

Friends enjoying peppers

Across the world there are a number of unique and flavorful peppers. Pure Flavor® is always searching for peppers that our customers will love. From Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, to Sweet Bell Peppers, and to our lineup of Craft House Collection Aurora Sweet Long Peppers and Shishito Peppers, there is a different pepper for every occasion. Plus, we grow a variety of USDA Certified Organic Peppers too!

What is the best season for enjoying fresh peppers?

The good news is that you can enjoy our peppers all year-round thanks to the technological innovations of modern greenhouse growing! You will get the same flavor, nutrients, appearance, and texture every time – we’re focused on controlling every aspect of the growing process.

 How do you grow peppers in winter?

We have high-tech greenhouses that allow us to grow different pepper varieties all year, regardless of low temperatures. We have a controlled system that make it possible to provide nutrient-dense and high-quality peppers 365 days a year!

Yellow bell peppers in greenhouse

What is the most convenient way to enjoy peppers?

For a convenient on-the-go option to take on walks or pack in lunch bags, stock your fridge with Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers. Bell Peppers can be sliced into spears for dipping or enjoying on their own as a fresh snack!

How do I pick the best fresh peppers?

It’s very important to know how to pick fresh peppers so that they will last a long time. Always look for glossy, firm, unwrinkled skin with bright green stems. A reliable indicator of quality is the logo that says “Greenhouse Grown,” which ensures your peppers are grown in a precisely controlled environment.

How long it takes for peppers to grow?

It depends in different factors like variety, but most peppers are fully grown in 110-135 days.

Shishito Peppers in grilling BBQ

What peppers are in the Craft House Collection®?

The Craft House Collection® is a line of specialty ingredients Grown for the Chef in You. The Collection includes two unique types of peppers: Aurora Sweets Long Sweet Peppers, a sweet Italian pepper, and Shishito Peppers, a savory pepper that will ignite your senses. Both can be used in gourmet recipes of all different styles and cuisines.

What goes well with Shishito Peppers?

Shishito Peppers go well with pretty much everything, but we have a few favorites: herbs and spices like garlic, chipotle and cilantro; meat like pork, beef, shrimp and crab. If you want to mix them with fruits and veggies, lemon, avocados and tomatoes are great options! These gourmet peppers will add special flavor in any dish. Whether you enjoy them grilled, sautéed, stuffed, or baked, the possibilities are endless with this unique pepper!

How hot are Shishito Peppers?

1 in 10 Shishito Peppers have an elusive spark of heat that’s comparable to Jalapeño peppers. They are considered the perfect pepper for those who seek gourmet, savory flavor without too much heat.

Are peppers fruits or vegetables?

Contrary to what people may think, peppers are technically considered a fruit because they come from a flowering plant and contain seeds, although in the kitchen they are treated as culinary vegetables.

Which pepper variety is the sweetest?

Our Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers are the sweetest variety we grow! Try them all and let us know what you think!

Do Bell Peppers have more Vitamin C than an orange?

Yes, Bell Peppers and Mini Sweet Peppers contain more Vitamin C than an orange per serving. Believe it or not, Bell Peppers provide almost three times more Vitamin C than an orange and enough to meet your daily needs, so make sure to add sliced peppers to your daily diet!

Aurora Bites Bag next to man fishing

What seed do the Aurora Bites Mini Sweet peppers come from?

We’re proud to say that our Aurora Bites Mini Sweet peppers are grown from the amazing Tribelli seed, 2019 winner of the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award.

Where in the world did peppers originate?

Peppers are originally from Central and South America. After some years, they spread out to Asia and European countries. They are now one of the healthiest, most delicious, and most popular veggies enjoyed across North America.